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making their apologies. two university of oklahoma students booted from school over their racist video, now asking for forgiveness. we will tell you what the students and their families say and how that school community is banding together. hillary clinton on the record. she's explaining why she used her personal e-mail to conduct state department business but her answers aren't sitting well with everyone. we'll have clinton's comments and the reaction.
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and then appalling new video from isis using children to carry out their crimes. we have a live report from the middle east straight ahead. good morning, everyone. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans. it's march 11th. it's 4:00 a.m. in the east. nice to see you this foggy morning in the east. new developments out of the university of oklahoma where two fraternity members are apologizing for leading a racist chant. those mea culpas come hours after the two students were expelled from the university. yesterday students came out in force again to cheer the quick action by the university president, david boren, and to protest against racism. national correspondent miguel marquez is at o.u. he has the latest for us this morning. >> reporter: so john christine, this is the area outside the sae house at the university of oklahoma. hundreds of protesters here have come to really rally and show support, more than anything for what they did not like about
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that video that made its way around the world. ricocheted around the world. we're also hearing from one of the individuals who has been expelled saying that he actually withdrew from the school this monday parker rice from dallas whose house we went to and they have pulled out of their house. in a statement he says that their family has received death threats. and also in that statement, i want to read part of it to you, he said i want to know how everyone knows how or why this happened. i want to know there was alcohol consumed at the house before this bus trip but it's not an excuse. yes, the song was taught to us but that too, doesn't work as an explanation. it's more important to acknowledge what i did and what i didn't do. i didn't say no and i clearly dismissed an important value i learned at my beloved high school dallas jesuit. we were taught to be men for others in quotes i failed in that regard and i also completely ignored the core values and etices i learned from my parents and others.
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the family also asks that the media leave them alone for now because they are trying to figure out where everything goes from here. the people here at the university of oklahoma though are going to stay on this. they want the school to address all of the concerns that they have saying that this is not the only instance of racism at this school. for its part the school which has come down very hard on sae and this incident says the investigation is continuing. there may be more disciplinary actions and even more expulsions. john? >> our thanks to miguel for that. the family of the other student is apologizing for his role in the video. the oklahoma daily student newspaper has identified the second expelled student as levi pettitte. his parents issued a statement saying quote, he made a horrible mistake and will live with the consequences forever. we were as shocked and saddened by this news as anyone. of course we are sad for our son, but more importantly, we apologize to the community he has hurt.
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now, the last african-american member of the university of oklahoma's sae chapter is speaking out. william bruce james ii. that's his name. he pledged sae 14 years ago. i spoke to him yesterday, actually. he says the fraternity that appears in the video is all but unrecognizable from his years there. >> it's extremely painful to hear it still, obviously. i can't watch the video. but it's extremely shocking but the most shocking thing for me is that just -- is doesn't represent what i remember at all. and i don't understand how the house got there. but that's not indicative of anything i experienced at all. >> so some shocking new video has emerged from that fraternity chapter in oklahoma. "the oklahoma daily" says the video appears to show the fraternity's house mother her name is bouten gilbo laughing
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and singing the "n" word. she said it was taken out of a context. which if you watch the video, she does appear to be singing along with a rap song repeating the "n" word again and again. >> still, there's so much attention on that fraternity and those young men in that video. just really really shocking. five minutes past the hour. new this morning, hillary clinton trying to quell a raging controversy over her use of personal e-mail while secretary of state. mrs. clinton faced reporters for the first time in five months at a u.n. event monday. she struck a defiant tone defending her use of a personal e-mail server and her blackberry saying that it was -- for convenience, and it was allowed under federal rules. for the latest let's bring in senior washington correspondent jeff zelleni. >> reporter: good morning. hillary clinton finally broke her silence but not the feverish controversy for the last eight
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days. she vigorously defended during a news conference at the united nations her use of private e-mail. she said any mistakes were innocent ones. and this is how she explained it. >> and i have to add, even if i'd had two devices, which is obviously permitted, many people do that you would still have to put the responsibility where it belongs, which is on the official. so i did it for convenience, and i now, looking back think that it might have been smarter to have those two devices from the very beginning. >> reporter: but it's unclear if that two-device defense is going to wash. some republicans in congress already saying look we use two devices ourselves. why would that be such an inconvenience? but secretary clinton was steadfast, saying that she did not break any laws. she said the server tra private e-mail server was in their house in new york. it was installed under the watchful eyes of the secret service, which is of course her husband and her have secret service attention. but that is not enough for congressional investigators
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either. look for them to potentially try and subpoena that server. so she did not clear up the full controversy around this. she may have given more openings to answer questions, but it's clear that secretary clinton finally on the offense, for the first time in eight days on the offense on this. democrats will now surely come rallying to her side. john and christine? >> jeff's first appearance on "early start." we're lucky to have him here at cnn. >> can he have a mug? >> he probably already has a mug. >> let's welcome him to "early start." >> he was probably given a roomful of mugs. congressional investigators may not stop at hillary clinton's e-mails. as first reported by dana bash the house committee investigating benghazi will seek private e-mails from as many as ten of the former secretary's top aides at the state department. the committee chairman says he is concerned some e-mails about benghazi and the attack on the u.s. consulate there may have been sent between private accounts. mrs. clinton's media team as it stands right now, has not yet responded to cnn's request for a
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comment. there are new questions this morning about the open letter to iran signed by 47 republican senators. some legal scholars and pundits are suggesting republicans -- republicans may have broken the law when they warned iran that any nuclear deal could be undone by the next president. the logan act forbids any u.s. citizens from trying to influence disputes or controversies with a foreign government. but no one seems to be too worried about prison time. there has never been a prosecution under the logan act in its 216 years on the books. white house correspondent michelle kosinski has the latest on the letter controversy. >> reporter: hi john and christine. some could say this is just a letter just an open letter but this has nearly all the republicans in the senate writing to iran during sensitive negotiations over its nuclear program with a view of stopping that process. so some are questioning, is that criminal? is it treason? analysts say that would be a huge stretch. but what this has done is set off this nasty war of words.
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those republicans who signed this letter are staunchly standing by it. but remember seven republican senators did not sign it. it was interesting to hear from them speaking out about why. >> but i did not think it was appropriate for us to write to the ayatollah and try to explain to him our constitutional system of government. that strikes me as inappropriate, particularly at this time during the negotiations. now, i do believe that if there is ultimately an agreement reached, and it should come before the senate for consideration, but i doubt very much that the ayatollah cares what a group of senators thinks. >> reporter: so what she and other republican senators who did not sign the letter are saying is not that they don't think congress should have important input, but many of them are supporting legislation that's been proposed that would give congress an up-or-down vote
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on any potential nuclear deal with iran. they said that that would be more appropriate than this open letter though the white house has threatened to veto any such law. john and christine? >> michelle thank you for that. federal officials say the hacking of the state department e-mail system over the past year is the worst ever against a government agency. according to investigators, russian hackers suspected of breaching state department computers are also behind cyber attacks targeting the white house and other federal agencies. back in november state department officials shut down the e-mail system over a weekend in an effort to bolster cybersecurity. new this morning, a departure in ferguson missouri. the city council voted unanimously to accept the resignation of city manager johnn shaw shaw. he was cited in the scathing justice department that detailed racial bias in the ferguson police department and really the entire town system including the court system. shaw supervised all city agencies including the police. since the report the ferguson
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city clerk has been fired and two police officers have quit. utah lawmakers approving a bill that would allow firing squads for executions when lethal injection drugs are unavailable. concerns about a nationwide shortage of the chemical compounds used in executions may have pushed state legislators to pass this measure. a firing squad would only be used if lethal injection drugs are not available a month before a scheduled execution. critics say the bill is a giant step backward to the wild west days. the governor has not said if he'll sign this. >> firing squads were actually legal in utah i think until 2004 and it was grandfathered in. it's not that foreign to that state. it's the only state that has them. federal authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a deputy u.s. marshal in louisiana. they say 28-year-old josie wells was serving a warrant tuesday on a suspect in a double homicide when he was killed. the suspect identified as jamie
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croom was wounded. the senate plans to take up the nomination of loretta lynch for attorney general next week. majority leader mitch mcconnell making that announcement today. her nomination cleared the judiciary committee last month with bipartisan support. if confirmed by the full senate lynch would be the first black woman to serve as attorney general. a lot of people complaining saying it's been a long time to get that nomination going. markets mixed after the u.s. markets' steep plunge yesterday. stocks suffered their worst day of the year. the dow tumbled 332 points erasing all of its gains for the year. the s&p 500 also now negative on the year sank almost 2%. the surging dollar folks, the big story, and that really spooked investors. the dollar at a 12-year high against the euro. the euro slipping even more this morning. this is great news if you're traveling to europe. really great news if you're traveling to europe. but it's bad news for u.s. companies that sell their goods overseas. it makes their products look
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more expensive and cuts the value of their overseas earnings. so that strong dollar hurting stock market investors but really helping international travelers. >> so just go to rome if you can right now. >> go to rome but do not scratch your initial on the colosseum. bad idea. then suddenly all of the currency -- the currency appreciation -- >> the exchange rate on that not good. more rain in the gulf coast could spoil your weekend in the northeast as well. let's get to pedram javaheri. >> good wednesday morning to you. we do have a weekend storm headed our way. it is going to bring in rain showers, maybe a wintry mix friday into saturday. we make it up to 60 degrees. recall the last time it was this warm back on christmas day, it was 62 across central park at least. look at this. 63% of the u.s. with snow on the ground as of the 1st of mamprch. all of that depleted. about 19% coverage. a lot of this melting quickly with the mild temperatures in place. and unfortunately when you melt that rapidly, you introduce a lot of water vapor in the
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atmosphere. so we have plenty of fog to go around. nearly 90 million people this morning from chicago towards new york underneath a dense fog advisory. generally through the late morning hours. wet weather still prevalent across the southern states. generally an inch from mississippi into alabama. minimal amounts across interior portions of the country as you work your way towards the northeast. but the temps into the 70s down in the south. the 60s around new york city. upper 60s around d.c. here comes our weekend storm system. timing friday night into saturday a wintry mix possible but nothing as bad as what we've seen in recent months guys. >> pedram thanks to you. and looking dapper in the three-piece suit. >> i don't think he had a tie yesterday. did he have a tie in >> no he went from no tie to a three-piece suit. a wintry mix, shall we see. the islamist militants enlisting a 13-year-old to carry out the latest killing. we're live in the middle east next.
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a number of new developments in the battle against isis. overnight iraqi forces took back large parts of the city of tikrit in iraq. isis militants reportedly retreating now after a week of heavy fighting there. this morning there is a senate hearing to consider the president's request to authorize the use of force against isis. of course u.s. has been engaged in military action against isis for months and months now. the terrorist group released a chilling new video showing a child shooting an alleged israeli spy, a claim that israel now disputes. i want to go straight to jerusalem and bring in oren liebermann. >> reporter: john at the center of this is a story about an israeli spy except from all sides we're hearing that's simply not the case. in this video which is quite lengthy, the first part of it is an apparent confession by 19-year-old musalem that he was a spy. this morning we spoke with the israeli defense ministry, and they say not only was he not a spy, that he didn't work for the israeli spy agency he didn't
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jurors at the trial of accused boston marathon bomber dzhokhar tsarnaev getting a look at a key piece of evidence writings from inside the boat where tsarnaev hid after the attack and where he was ultimately captured. tsarnaev wrote that the u.s. government is killing innocent citizens and, quote, i can't stand to see such evil go unpunished. he is charged in the attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. chilling new video of the midair helicopter collision that killed ten people in argentina. wow, look at that. three of those dead were prominent french athletes. prosecutors in france have opened an investigation now. the victims were participating in a reality tv survivalist show called "thropped." among the dead are the two pilots and french olympic swimmer and olympic boxer bastine. a terror organization in
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in draft picks went back and forth in that deal as well. a lot more wheeling and dealing. you've got to stay tuned for "the bleacher report" later on because i've never seen a free agent period like this. >> really? >> never. >> really, never? >> never. i've never seen -- you don't trade quarterbacks -- starting quarterbacks in the nfl. that doesn't happen. >> i don't think it was nice of you to wish that guy a bad year. >> darrelle revis? he's going to the jets. i want him to be happy and play poorly. listen let's talk about the "blurred lines" controversy. a los angeles jury deciding that the biggest song of 2013 was, in fact, plagiarized. at issue was the robin thicke and pharrell song "blushed lines." it sounds like this. ♪ ♪ if you can't hear what i'm trying to say ♪ >> relatives of marvin gaye claimed it was too similar to his 1977 hit "gotta give it up." listen. ♪
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the jury agreed with the gaye fell. attorneys for thicke and pharrell say they may appeal the decision. it's really similar. >> the robin thicke song not just bad but illegal it turns out. a double whammy. >> you said that all summer of 2013. >> i'm not a giant fan of robin thicke. >> you could not live in this country and get away from that song for the entire summer of 2013. and now they've got to pay $7.3 million. kicked out of school pleading for forgiveness. two students picking up the pieces after the video of their racist chants spread around the world. we have the latest developments from the university of oklahoma next. nobody told us to expect it... intercourse that's painful due to menopausal changes it's not likely to go away on its own. so let's do something about it. premarin vaginal cream can help it provides estrogens to help rebuild vaginal tissue and make intercourse more comfortable. premarin vaginal cream treats vaginal changes due to menopause and moderate-to-severe
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tossed out of the university of oklahoma for their racist chant. one is speaking out. the other's family doing the same. we'll tell you what they said. she speaks. hillary clinton explaining her e-mail controversy. what about those explanations though? did she go far enough? there could be some trouble ahead for a likely presidential run. and isis with another black eye on the face of humanity. a new video shows the execution of a man isis claims was a spy, and it was a young teenager who pulled the trigger. more on their despicable tactics ahead. welcome back to "early start." on him christine romans. >> i'm john berman. good to see you. 31 minutes past the hour. new developments this morning at the university of oklahoma where
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two fraternity members are apologizing for leading a racist chant. now, those apologies came just hours after these two students were expelled from the university. yesterday students faculty members came out in force to cheer the quick action by university president david boren and protest against racism. we'll get the latest from our national correspondent, miguel marquez, who is at the university with the latest. >> reporter: john christine, this is the area outside the sae house at the university of oklahoma. hundreds of protesters here have come to really rally and show support, more than anything for what they did not like about that video that made its way around the world, ricocheted around the world.
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ed, saying that he actually withdrew from the school this monday, parker rice from dallas whose house we went to, and they have pulled out of their house. in a statement he says that their family has received death threats. and also in that statement, i want to read part of it to you, he said i want to know how everyone knows how or why this happened. it was likely fueled by alcohol consumed at the house before this bus trip, but it's not an excuse. yes, the song was taught to us, but that, too, doesn't work as an explanation. it's more important to acknowledge what i did and what i didn't do. i didn't say no, and i clearly dismissed an important value i learned at my beloved high school, dallas jesuit. we were taught to be men for others in quotes, i failed in that regard, and in these moments, i also completely ignored the core values and ethics i learned from my parents and others. the family also asks that the media leave them alone for now because they are trying to figure out where everything goes from here. the people here at the university of oklahoma, though, are going to stay on this. they want the school to address all of the concerns that they have, saying that this is not the only instance of racism at this school.
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for its part, the school, which has come down very hard on sae and this incident, says the investigation is continuing. there may be more disciplinary actions and even more expulsions. john? christine? >> the family of another -- miguel thank you for that -- the family of another student is apologizing for his role in the video. "the oklahoma daily" student newspaper has identified the second expelled student as levi pettitte. his parents issued a statement saying, quote, he made a horrible mistake and will live with the consequences forever. we were as shocked and saddened by this news as anyone. of course, we are sad for our son, but more importantly, we apologize to the community he has hurt. the last african-american member of the university of oklahoma's sae chapter is speaking out. william bruce james ii. he pledged sae 14 years ago. he says the fraternity that appears in the video is all but unrecognizable from his years there. >> it's extremely painful to
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hear it still, obviously. i can't watch the video. but it's extremely shocking, but the most shocking thing for me is that just -- is doesn't represent what i remember at all. and i don't understand how the house got there. but that's not indicative of anything i experienced at all. >> and then there's this new video that has emerged from the now shuttered o.u. chapter of sigma alpha epsilon. the oklahoma daily says this video appears to show the fraternity's house mother beauton gilbow, laughing and singing the "n" word. she says that video is out of context. she was singing along to a rap song. new this morning, hillary clinton is trying to tamp down a pretty raging controversy over the use of personal e-mail while secretary of state. mrs. clinton faced reporters for the first time in a long long
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time after a united nations event on monday. she struck a somewhat defiant note defending her use of personal e-mail of a personal e-mail server also her blackberry saying it was for convenience. she also said it was allowed under federal rules. i want to get the latest now. i want to bring in senior washington correspondent jeff zeileni. >> reporter: good morning, john and christine. hillary clinton finally broke her silence, but she did not break the fever of controversy that's clouded her campaign in waiting for during the last eight days. she vigorously defended during a news conference at the united nations her use of private e-mail. she said any mistakes were innocent ones. and this is how she explained it. >> and i have to add, even if i'd had two devices, which is obviously permitted, many people do that, you would still have to put the responsibility where it belongs, which is on the official. so i did it for convenience, and i now, looking back, think that it might have been smarter to have those two devices from the very beginning. >> reporter: but it's unclear if that two-device defense is going
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to wash. some republicans in congress already saying, look, we use two devices ourselves. why would that be such an inconvenience? but secretary clinton was steadfast, saying that she did not break any laws. she said the server, that private e-mail server was in their house in chappequa, new york. it was installed under the watchful eyes of the secret service, which is, of course, her husband and her have secret service attention. but that is not enough for congressional investigators either. look for them to potentially try and subpoena that server. so she did not clear up the full controversy around this. she may have given more openings to answer questions, but it's clear that secretary clinton finally on the offense, for the first time in eight days, on the offense on this. democrats will now surely come rallying to her side. john and christine? >> thanks so much, jeff. congressional investigators may not stop at hillary clinton's e-mails. as first reported by cnn's dan fadana bash they'll seek e-mails from
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as many as ten top aides. they're concerned about benghazi and the attack on the u.s. consulate might have been sent between private accounts. clinton's media team hasn't yet responded to a cnn request for comment. some questions this morning about the open letter to iran signed by 47 republican senators. there are some democrats who are charging that it broke u.s. law. they're talking about the logan act which was passed under john adams. no one's ever really been prosecuted under that act. >> no comment from john adams. >> john adams could not be reached for comment on this controversy. every time someone does something like this on foreign policy you know people say it's a violation of the logan act, but it always seems to go away. want to get the latest about this controversy from the white house. we'll check in later with michelle kosinski. also later this morning, a senate committee will take up the president's request to authorize the use of force against isis. the terrorist group releasing a chilling new video, a chilling video showing a child, a young
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teenager shooting a man isis alleged to be an israeli spy. this morning israel's defense minister saying defiantly the victim had absolutely no connection to israeli intelligence. meanwhile, isis losing its grip on tikrit. iraqi forces taking back large parts of the city overnight. the terrorists reportedly in retreat after a week now of heavy fighting. i want to go to cairo and bring in cnn's ian lee. good morning ian. >> reporter: good morning, christine. we're hearing from the iraqi government that this is the final push to take the city of tikrit. we're hearing from a shiite militia that they just took the hospital there known as saddam hospital. it's just blocks away from the city center and the presidential palace. but despite having a force of roughly 30,000 including the iraqi army, shiite militias and sunni fighters, it has been slow go. isis is very good at these ieds, improvised explosive devices.
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they've had suicide bombers. it has been a slow push. but the iraqi government says that they will be able to take the city within the few days, christine. >> tell me how does this all play into retaking mosul? that's another huge priority for the iraqis. >> reporter: this is a huge test for the iraqi army. they were demoralized after last summer when isis swept most of -- or large parts of iraq. they've had new training from u.s. advisers. they also have new equipment. so we'll see how effective they are in helping take this city. although shiite militias with iranian advisers are spearheading the main fight, but this is just down the road from mosul. it's a city -- tikrit is -- or mosul is about ten times the size of tick creedkrittikrit, so it really is training preparations for taking mosul which will also see kurdish mesh per ga fighters involved with christine. >> thank you ian. federal officials say the
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hacking of the state department e-mail system over the past year is the worst ever against the government investigators. russian hackers suspected of breaching government state computers are also behind cyber attacks targeting the white house and other federal agencies. back in november state department officials shut down the e-mail system over a weekend in an effort to bolster cybersecurity. another head rolls in ferguson missouri. the city council voting unanimously to accept the resignationrez resignation of city manager jon shaw. shaw supervised all city agencies including the police. since that report the ferguson city clerk has been fired and two police officers have quit. the senate plans to take up the nomination of loretta lynch for attorney general next week. mitch mcconnell made the announcement tuesday. it's taken a long time to get her confirmed by the full
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senate. if confirmed, she would be the first black woman to serve as attorney general. did you get freaked out by stocks yesterday? it was an ugly day. this is what it looks like right now. asian markets mixed, european markets higher. our market plunged yesterday. futures indicate we could bounce back today, but yesterday was the worst day of the year. the dow tumbled 332 points erasing all of its gains for the year. the s&p 500 also now negative on the year. it sank 2%. the surging dollar is what really really spooked investors. the dollar at a 12-year high against the euro. and the euro is slipping even more this morning. that means it's the best time in 12 years for you to take your dollars and go traveling to europe. but it's bad news for the u.s. companies that are selling their goods overseas. it makes their products more expensive there, slashes the value of their overseas earnings. so good for foreign travelers, u.s. travelers traveling abroad. but not so great for the big companies that are selling there.
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there is more rain set to start in the gulf coast, and it could spoil our weekend here in the northeast. i want to get straight to a dapper pedram javaheri. >> good morning to you. look at this map, the color contours of yellows, oranges, the 60s, 70s and even 80s. near charleston near record high temperatures in the forecast. just a few days removed of the cold air we had last week. look at the perspective. 20 degrees love average in the plains and the northern states of the country. in fact minneapolis, the place to be. 65 degrees over the next couple of days. this is the warmest weather they've seen since the week of halloween. it remains mild over the upcoming days. the sun angle considerably higher so the snow melt rapidly depleting. the snow cover went from 60% down to around 20% in a matter of just ten days. a lot of melting taking place across the country. great lakes also about 90% ice covered dropped down to around 70% ice covered in a few days as well.
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next storm system in line pushes in from the south. plenty of gulf moisture. the timing for this friday into saturday a wintry mix possible around new york. but generally going to be around boston where we could see some wintry weather mixed in. really nothing in the way of major accumulations for this weekend, guys. >> pedram javaheri thank you for that. 44 minutes past the hour. dzhokhar tsarnaev's own words introduced in court. you'll never believe what he wrote on the inside of that boat. what were his thoughts as police surrounded him? that's next. woman: for soft beautiful feet i have a professional secret: amopé and its premium foot care line. the new amopé pedi perfect foot file gives you soft beautiful feet effortlessly. its microlumina rotating head buffs away hard skin even on those hard-to-reach spots. it's amazing. you can see it and feel it. my new must-have for soft, beautiful feet. amopé pedi perfect. find it in the foot care aisle or at the registers in these stores.
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a key piece of evidence presented in the trial of the suspected boston marathon bomber. at hand the cryptic bloody messages he wrote while hiding on a boat after the attack. cnn's deborah feyerick takes us inside the courtroom. >> reporter: dzhokhar tsarnaev has shown virtually no emotion in court. so the note that he scribbled inside the boat really is the first time jurors have had an opportunity to get insights into what he was thinking immediately after the blast. now, in the note which is scribbled in pencil it's marked by bullet holes as well as his own blood, dzhokhar tsarnaev says he's jealous of his brother who he believes has now entered paradise. he says he was meant to stay behind in order to shed light, in his words, on the brothers' actions. he blames u.s. policy saying that it was the killing of innocent civilians that quote,
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we muslims are one body hurt one, hurt us all. so this was really the first time the jurors got a chance to see or consider what he might have been thinking at the time. that's a big part of the defense's attempts to spare him from the death penalty. now, the judge did give the jurors an afternoon off, and that's because the judge, along with lawyers for both the defense and the prosecution, went to go see the boat. there's a question as to whether the jurors will actually be able to look at the note itself. bullet holes, blood and all. so right now that's under consideration. the trial expected to continue today. john? christine? >> you know and deb's been covering that trial, she told me it's so emotional in the courtroom. even the jurors have been wiping tears from their eyes. even seasoned reporters who have covered whitey bulger and other horrific trials have been a hard time keeping their composure. it's been that sad and dramatic in that courtroom. >> even for the people who lived through it once already.
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49 minutes past the hour. robin thicke and pharrell have been ordered to pay up for copying a song from marvin gaye. we'll let you listen for yourself after the break. when it comes to medicare, everyone talks about what happens when you turn sixty-five. but, really, it's what you do before that counts. see, medicare doesn't cover everything. only about eighty percent of part b medical costs. the rest is on you. [ male announcer ] consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans
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he's out there. there's a guy out there whose making a name for himself in a sport where your name and maybe a number are what define you. somewhere in that pack is a driver that can intimidate the intimidator. a guy that can take the king 7 and make it 8. heck. maybe even 9. make no mistake about it. they're out there. i guarantee it. welcome to the nascar xfinity series. an absolutely crazy start to the beginning of the nfl free agent signing period. the biggest move darrelle revis making a big mistake, going from
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the super bowl champ new england patriots going back to the new york jets where he began. revis tweeted, i want to thank the pats and pats nation for an unbelievable year. new york, he says, i'm coming home. there were some big trades. you don't really ever see trades like this. the eagles and rams swapped quarterbacks. sam bradford going from the rams to the eagles. nick foles going to the rams. they swapped some draft picks as well. a lot of wheeling and dealing. want to get a full update in "the bleacher report" coming up in our next hour. a los angeles jury deciding the biggest song of 2013 was plagiarized. at issue was the robin thicke and pharrell song "blurred lines," which sounds like this. ♪ if you can't hear what i'm trying to say ♪ >> relatives of marvin gaye claimed it was too similar to his 1977 hit "gotta give it up." listen. ♪
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similarity is much bigger than just a cowbell, don't you think? >> legally speaking, i would say yes. the jury agreed with the gaye family. attorneys for thicke and pharrell say they may appeal the decision. >> you could play marvin gaye all morning long. >> how many times did you hear that robin thicke song? >> too many. >> it was like the oxygen in the summer of 2013. it was everywhere. student loan debt weighs down millions of americans. now new help could be on the way to help make it easier to pay it all back. we're going to get an early start on your money next.
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he's out there. there's a guy out there whose making a name for himself in a sport where your name and maybe a number are what define you. somewhere in that pack is a driver that can intimidate the intimidator. a guy that can take the king 7 and make it 8. heck. maybe even 9. make no mistake about it. they're out there. i guarantee it. welcome to the nascar xfinity series. let's get an early start on
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your money. how do you follow up the worst day of the year? maybe with a little bounce. look at that. you've got dow futures higher. the s&p 500 erased all the their gains for the year. a very strong dollar will hurt corporate profits next year and that in turn hurting the stock market. the euro has tumbled to a 12-year low against the dollar losing more ground this morning. so a lot of action in the currency markets. president obama wants to make it easier for college grads to pay back their loans. he ordered the education department to develop a new system that allows students to file a complaint when there's a problem. last year students with loans graduated with $33,000 in debt on average. $33,000. now, i talked yesterday to the student debt guru about students and how they can keep debt down from the beginning. this is what he told me. >> if you're expected to have at graduations going to exceed your annual starting salary maybe you need to borrow lessor go to
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a less expensive school. >> that means liberal arts majors shouldn't borrow as much as engineering majors. you have to borrow as much money as you expect to earn in your first year after school. so that means if you're going into a low-paying field, you can't borrow as much money. you won't find that feeling fat emoticon on facebook. the company removed it after people feel it mocked people who are overweighted. people signed a petition. i know you don't understand emoticons from the beginning. >> we're going to get rid of all emoticons by the time i'm done. "early start" continues right now. making their apologies. two university of oklahoma students booted from school over their racist video, now asking for forgiveness. we will tell you what the students and their families say and how that school community is trying to heal. hillary clinton on the record. explaining why she used her personal e-mail to

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